5 Secrets the Diet Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

iStock 000015824348XSmall 300x199 5 Secrets the Diet Industry Doesnt Want You to KnowDiet soda, sugar free cookies, low fat deserts – sounds great for your diet, right?

Not true!

These ideas are false according to a recent Huffington Post article written by Mark Hyman, MD.

“They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies by the food industry combined with bad government policy based on food industry lobbying are the major cause of our obesity and diabetes epidemic.” Read the rest of 5 Secrets the Diet Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Want to sleep better? Pick up a weight!

sleep exercise h article 640x4271 300x200 Want to sleep better? Pick up a weight!

Exercise just may be your ticket to a better night’s sleep says a recent survey out of Washington, DC.

The findings, reported by the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. “Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help,” says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

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Mediterranean diet improves heart health but not body composition?

Mediterranean Diet 300x161 Mediterranean diet improves heart health but not body composition?“Pass the nuts please” could be the new thing being said around the dinner table after a recent study out of Spain.

The findings that were published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s Web site on Monday, were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks. The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue. Read the rest of Mediterranean diet improves heart health but not body composition?

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Roll your way to better workouts

Foam Roller Roll your way to better workoutsSore after your workouts?

Hopefully the main reason is because you are kicking butt in the gym. But also its because your muscles get tight and over time this will increase the chances of injury. The first part of your workout should consist of 5-10 minutes of warm-up cardio. For the next 5-15 minutes you should spend some time rolling your way to a better workout.

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Ask DC’s Toughest Trainer: “How do I get motivated?”

staymotivated 199x300 Ask DCs Toughest Trainer: How do I get motivated?Dear Kimberly,

I’m not motivated; I know getting fit is something I want really bad. My daughter is 4 years old now and I still look at my stomach and get disgusted, I really let it get out of control. My stomach is my main problem area I have a muffin top, and I’m a slim girl. I have no idea where to start. I will admit that I do drink a lot of soda and eat junk food. I am aware that that’s the cause. I also eat late at night. What I’m asking you for is your help! 

Meisha

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